Universe Classics Bios

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  1. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just noticed that HasbroToyShop has the bios for the Universe Classics characters on their pre-order pages. I think we've seen a few of them before, but most were new to me. I especially like Blaster's, Acid Storm's, and Galvatron's.

    Mods: I'm going through and adding them to the resource pages.

    Here we go:

    ONSLAUGHT
    POWERGLIDE
    BLASTER
    HEAVY LOAD
    PROWL
    SUNSTREAKER
    TANKOR
    ACID STORM
    GALVATRON
     
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    It's odd that they mention Perceptor in Blaster's bio. I wonder if we're going to get a Perceptor toy at some point.
     
  3. smkspy

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    I'm glad the debate over Prowl or jazz that is Prime's second-in-command is finally coming to rest.

    All the other bios read great.
     
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    well, I'd say Prowl does the admin, organisation, tactical stuff whereas Jazz puts a lot of the plans into action and brings some more creativity.

    I wouldn't place one over the other TBH.

    I still don't see why the didn't just call Tankor Mega-Octane.
     
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    They haven't used Mega Octane since 2003, so its long expired, methinks.
     
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    These bios are pretty cool... "classic" indeed, with many small references to G1 (Acid Storm's bio screams "background guy!"). :) 

    It's a reference to the Marvel G1 comics, where Perceptor and Blaster ran an underground resistance cell of Autobots against Con rule on Cybertron. Nice homage. With that in mind, they -really- should have retooled Blaster's minicon and renamed him "Scrounge" :) 

    Agreed. For some reason, that persistent error always bugged me. I was a Tech Specs kid in the 80's and I knew Prowl was unquestionably second in command, but everyone wanted to attribute that to the "cooler" (and also high-ranking) Jazz.

    Makes sense though... Prowl has always been more the background strategist type, and Jazz the guy more comfortable working "in the field". But I do think Prowl could pull rank on Jazz if he had to (I believe in the IDW comics, he has in fact... though Jazz has been given no character development at all in that series).

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    If they do Perceptor, If they can't do a new tooling, I'd like to see the Ultra class Cybertron Defense Red Alert tooling be used for Percy.
     
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    I supposed Blugeon got slagged in this universe too.

    Poor guy never gets a break.
     
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    i'd love to see a CDRA Perceptor. although i'd equally love to see that mold done up as Big Shot.
     
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    Awesome bios, and Acid Storm's makes me smile some more.:D 

    Interesting to notice how it seems like they're indirectly setting up a Galvy vs. Megs fight! As for Perceptor, I would also love to see him as a repainted Cyb. Red Alert.
     
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    i like those...i kinda want blaster now...and i want perceptor too...though hopefully he can get his own mold...and i may start reorganizing my classic cons into different squads... they definitely make it seem like there are many different bots that want to lead the cons...

    and i definitely think they should remolded blasters head and his little partner...they could made ramhorn or steeljaw, or possible eject or rewind pretty easily i think...
     
  12. Jarodimus

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    Also noticed that the Acid Storm listing has what seems to be our first look at his official pictures:
     

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    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    I have a feeling FRY's Electronics may get these things early.
     
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    ...Has everyone forgotten that Perceptor already HAS a Classics/Universe toy, namely a repaint of Legends class CD Red Alert?
     
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    Nice. Really like the one for Galvatron.
     
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    Forgot to touch on this before:

    'Xactly. That's who I assumed they were talking about.

    Though, when they get around to doing the new-mold Voyagers, I wouldn't be surprised to see some Ultra redecos from previous lines at the same time. I'd bet Ultra-CDRA-as-Perceptor would be pretty high on such a list.
     
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    Anxiouse to get them all except for Blaster and Heavy Load. I feel only True remolds or repaints of new molds for the Classics can be considerd Classics.
     
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    Going strictly by the specs, Prowl does outrank Jazz, but he's equal to Grimlock and Jetfire outranks them all.
     
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    maybe they're saving that name for a repaint of onslaught?!!!
     
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    It's great to see a real writer handling the tech specs again after the years of Arm/Energon/Cyb silliness. These are really well done, and there's tons of neat little nods in there. Galvatron's is definately my favorite though, as it seems to be both a nod to the original toy's tech spec of him being a unique, non-Megatron character attempting to take the lead of the 'Cons, and a nod to the movie at the same time "Rumors of his origins.."

    Well done. Also great to see that Acid Storm has canonized the Rainmakers. :lol 

    Also:

    :lol  Win. Though, now that I think about it.. Given Scrounge's kinda... rolly sphere alt mode and the canister thing that Cyb Laserbeak turns into, I wonder if that was their original thought too and they couldn't use the name? Either way, that's what I'm gonna call the little guy.
     

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